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The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man bags 36 months jail term for defrauding accommodation seekers

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Monday, sentenced a 43-year-old secretary, Salawu Babatunde, to 36 months imprisonment for defrauding two accommodation seekers of N580,000.

Police officers rob businessman of N200,000

They were shouting ‘don’t move, don’t move, come out.’ I thought they were armed robbers because they did not look like policemen.” That was the impression Osaretin Erins had when he and his friend, Raymond, were ambushed at a suya joint in Abule Egba, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway around 10pm on Thursday.
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Lagos Assembly threatens to proscribe NURTW over violence

The Lagos State House of Assembly has warned the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state to desist from all forms of violence.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

We‘ll recruit teachers to strengthen Lagos education – governor

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Tuesday his administration would soon be hiring trained teachers to strengthen quality education in its schools.

Lagos government declares zero tolerance for street trading

Lagos State Government on Thursday declared zero tolerance for street trading and parking of vehicles on the walkways and highways.

Travel agent docked for N9.7 million fraud

A travel agent, Adedoyin Abudu, 39, on Thursday, appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding his clients of N9.7 million, under the pretext of helping them to secure travelling tickets.
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Lagos Assembly begins probe of former Governor Ambode over N45 billion buses

The Lagos State House Assembly on Tuesday set-up a committee to investigate the purchase of 820 buses by the administration of former governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the state.g

Pastor blames devil, poor tithes for stealing N1.2 million SUV

The Pastor of Jesus Miracle Church at No. 16, Ado-Odo Road, Afan, Sango-Ota, Ogun State, Jeremiah Ehindero, has said he stole a N1.2million vehicle when his congregation’s tithes and offerings was not enough to pay off a N650,000 bank loan.

Driver poses as police sergeant to secure detained relation’s bail

Attempt by 51-year-old Adekunle Gbolagade, a private driver, who posed as a Police Sergeant to effect the release of a detained suspect, has been foiled.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer, son-in-law detained for ‘money laundering’

Ahead of trial for laundering of $2 million, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained Abdullahi Babalele, who is a son-in-law to ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and Atiku’s lawyer, Mr. Uyi Giwa-Osagie.
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Lagos bizman threatens to kill customer over N1.4 million deal

A 35-year-old businessman, Victor Olayinka, who allegedly threatened to kill his customer after obtaining N1,423,000 from him under false pretence that he was going to supply him goods which he failed to do, was yesterday, arraigned before a Lagos magistrate’s court, sitting in Igbosere.
Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has tasked the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) to be proactive on deepening taxation practice in Nigeria.

Lagos governor kicks off free healthcare for children

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, flagged off a free healthcare programme aimed at combating organ impairment and life-threatening ailments in children.

Lagos assembly ad hoc committee drills eight commissioner-nominees

The Lagos State House of Assembly ad-hoc on screening of commissioner and special adviser nominees on Thursday began its assignment, attending to eight nominees.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos assembly panel to screen commissioner nominees, others

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday constituted a 16-man ad-hoc committee to screen Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for the state Exco.

Police nab businessman for allegedly defiling two under-aged boys in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a businessman, Friday Okeke, for allegedly defiling two underaged boys on Lagos Island.

NGO to educate more Lagos women on cervical cancer prevention

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), known as Sebeccly Cancer Care, has said it is committed to educating more women in Lagos communities on the prevention of cervical cancer.

Soldier drives against traffic, brutalises motorist after causing accident

In a video, that has gone viral, a soldier was seen assaulting a driver on Moloney Street in the Lagos Island area of Lagos.
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Teachers, games masters urged to get kids into rugby

Teachers and games masters selected from public primary and secondary schools across Lagos Island were introduced to the rudiments of rugby in order to get the kids into the sport.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.